Friday, September 13, 2019

Truly Grateful card inspirations - DT project for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty people,

I'm stopping by today to share my latest projects for the Paige Evans Design Team.
This time I was asked to make some cards - which of course I don't mind, I love making cards, especially using patterned papers! I've used the stunning Truly Grateful collection to create this trio.

All these cards are top folding A2 size cards. On the first one I created a shaker window, with the help of some older Waffle Flower dies. I cut out a circle from patterned paper then layered a piece of acetate behind it and attached it to the card base using foam adhesive. Obviously before I did this, I placed some gorgeous Truly Grateful sequins on my card base, where the window would go :). I glued down the big die cut flower, then embellished the card front with flowers from the ephemera pack. Last but not least, I added a sentiment sticker and some gold splatters.

On my next card I also used the same die - I actually die cut this flower from 3 patterned papers and white card stock, then mixed up the pieces as you can see in the photos. Here I first adhered patterned paper on my card base, then added a slightly smaller piece of white card stock. I glued down the big flowers, sentiment sticker, small flower, some epoxy sticker dots and attached a big button in the flower center. To finish off this card, I placed some teeny tiny butterfly die cuts on the flowers and splattered gold ink all around the card front.

My third and last card is the simplest of them all! I covered my card base with patterned paper, added two thin strips of paper in the middle as well as a big, layered butterfly (the die is from Concord&9th). A sentiment sticker, gold splatters and some twine finish off this card. Easy peasy!

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another. 

Thank you for stopping by today!



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month - September

Hello there crafty friends,

Today I'm sharing projects I've made with the gorgeous Spellbinders September Card Kit of the Month! The colors in this kit are just fab and just wait till you see the exclusive dies included, sooo fun!

As I've mentioned before, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:
These are all a great value, have a look! You can find all necessary information about these kits here.

Here's an overview of what you get:

SO. MUCH. STUFF! I'm especially happy about the crystals, this is now the second time I think that Spellbinders have these in the card kit - these are my most favorite embellies ever, they are stunning! 

Without further ado, my projects!

What did I tell you about the dies?! Sooo fun right? I'll be honest, it did take a while to die cut and assemble all the little pieces but I love how those letter boards turned out! You can create your own fun sentiments that you have no stamps for! Of course the kit includes a pictorial on how to assemble these.

Next up two cards featuring loads of die cut pieces from the ephemera pack! All the flowers, leaves and sentiments come from this pack. Look at those colors!

Next up two fall inspired cards. This green is not my favorite color but I think in this color combo it looks very elegant! That floral paper though! Love!

I kept these pretty simple so that the papers could shine!

Last but not least this 2 for 1 duo:

Again, very simple cards, but I loved that floral paper so much, I didn't have the heart to cover it up more! I used the exclusive dies for the flowers and that big sentiment.

That's it for this month! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a lovely day!


Sunday, September 1, 2019

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Small and Large Die of the Month kits - September

Hey there friends,

After a month hiatus I'm excited to be back with new projects with the awesome Spellbinders September kits!

As I've mentioned before, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:
You can find all necessary information about these kits here.

Let's start with the Small Die kit! It's Halloween y'all!!! So adorable! I don't know which critter I love most. You can get creative and create different costumes, but I went for a skeleton, a ghost and a devil!

The Eek-a-boo sentiment is also part of the die set.

I've used the Fancy Pants Designs Spellbound scrapbook collection with these dies. I don't have a lot of Halloween supplies since we don't celebrate Halloween but I love the colors in this.

As for the large die kit. OMG another super sweet set! You guys, I cannot tell you how much I love working with these kind of dies. It is quite a lot of work, die cutting all the little pieces and assembling everything, but the result is always so precious - it's totally worth it!

Spellbinders also provides a PDF with lots of Gnome/Mushroom themed punny sentiments so don't worry if you don't have stamps like these. I also just printed the PDF and cut it apart - the sentiments are perfectly sized! 

I've used the new Truly Grateful scrapbook collection from Paige Evans on these two cards. 

You can make standing gnomes or sitting ones, you can also play around with the arms to create different looks. Love!

What do you guys think? Which dies do you prefer? I can't decide, I love them both!

That's it for today! If you have any questions, just comment below and I'll get back to you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!